Saturday, October 14, 2017

Merry Christmas

Welcome back, everyone.
Today is the start of the new challenge #68 over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

There are two sponsors for this challenge and I am using Christmas Wreath from Lemon Shortbread


Please go to Lil Patch of Crafty Friends blog to check out the other designer's projects using 
 Kitty Bee Designs, our other sponsor. 

With the holiday season fast approaching 
I decided on using this cute mouse sitting in a Christmas wreath.

I colored this sweet image with colored pencils and used Gamsol to blend the colors out on the wreath. The ribbon/bow and the bells were colored with Spectrum Noir Sparkles. I added gold twine to the wreath and then added some outline sticker dots on the wreath. Also, I mounted that cute image over an oval mirror cardstock piece. On the panel, under the oval, I stamped tall pine trees from Stampscapes and then added a Tim Holtz die cut pine tree just to add additional interest.

The sentiment is another Tim Holtz die. I used a silver card stock paper and after I glued that on I didn't care for the look so I added that same sentiment die cut in gold cardstock and attached it off center to give it a contrast. I love the way it turned out. Sorry, it's not showing up well in this pic.


Hopefully, this card has inspired you a little. 
Just remember we are a little over 9 weeks out til Christmas is here.

I am submitting my project in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping in today. I will be back soon



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Happy Day

Hello Everyone and thanks for stopping in today

Well, here is the card I would like to share with you today.  
Since it is the 1st Tuesday of the month
 it is my turn to post an inspiration piece.



This card has taken me a while to finish. 
I had it finished, or so I thought but I felt it was missing something,
 so it sat... and waited.... til I could find the piece that would finish it.

I recently purchased a wheat die from a garage sale and that was the finishing piece I needed. Unfortunately, I have no clue as to who makes this die. All I know is I love it and got a super bargain

There is holographic paper under the wheat and I cut it in a banner shape. Flowers and a scroll embellish the left side. The pink piece is scored and folded to achieve that look and under that is an embossed card front base.
I added the bow to the top right and now the card is done and ready to gift.

That ribbon I used is a sheer with white stars embossed on it.
Sheer ribbon is my favorite because it is easy to work with
and since it's so thin you can make a multi-loop bow without a problem.

Here is an up-close view.

For those of you that are bow making challenged this is the tool for you.

Click here to place an order for your very own.

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. Hope you will link a project in the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge. 

Don’t forget, the theme every month is always - Anything Goes with a Handmade bow.  
Also on each Tuesday of the month, a different designer will post over
on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to inspire you! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I 'll be back soon!




Sunday, October 1, 2017

Welcome To The Pumpkin Patch

Welcome Back, Everyone!!

Today is October 1 and the temperatures in my area have finally cooled down - Yea!!! 
Fall is here and Halloween will be here in no time flat!!!

Since it's the first of October, that means it's time for the beginning of the October challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ. The theme is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow. 

This month's sponsor at Craft-Dee BowZ is 
Bugaboo

First Place winner  
will receive 4 digi's

So get your creative juices flowing and submit a project (don't forget the bow)

Let me share my project with you.

I've made a 6"X6" card and 
I started out with a brownish panel on a black card
Next,  I cut a  pumpkin using an Accucut die. (Pumpkin #5)
(This die is a thicker die and it works in my Big Shot Pro)
This pumpkin die has a leaf and a face that can be used as well. 

I cut the pumpkin out of white CS and colored it using my Distress Oxides. I love that new ink.

Next, I printed out my digital image and colored it. 
I then added some grass and the sentiment 



Here is a closer view of the digi image, Fall Pumpkin Trio.


It's oh so cute.

The last item I added was the bow.
Here is a closer look at it.



The bow I used was made with my trusty bow maker. I use it all the time.


If you are bow challenged, this is the tool for you. 
And there are videos on YouTube that are easy to follow and will make it easy for you to master making your bows with this great tool.

Need a bow maker, you can order yours here

Hope you liked my card.It was so much fun designing and making this card just for you.
 I will be back Tuesday showcasing another card with a bow, however, in the meantime, I am submitting my card in the following challenges:


Saturday, September 16, 2017

My Kind of Weird

Hello Bloggers

Posting today for my project for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

There are two sponsors for this Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge 
and I am using an image from Polkadoodles, 


Here is a closer view of this cute digi image.


The challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends will run til September 29.
You have time to add your project
The theme is always - Anything Goes

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. Hope you will link a project in our monthly challenge. Don’t forget the theme over at  Lil Patch of Crafty Friends is always Anything Goes 
 Thanks so much for stopping by today and I’ll see you soon!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Spooky

Hello bloggers

It's Tuesday and that means its time for my DT inspiration post for Craft-Dee BowZ.

 As I was preparing a new project for you, I was rummaging around for some embellishments. 
You know it's great to plow thru all the stuff we have and don't use very often. 

Yep, Halloween is a great example of that. Well I ran across some cool Halloween embellies so I decided to make a Halloween card. 

Some of the things I used on this card,
I have no clue where they came from, but they are great on a card.


Here is a closer look at my bow.

Check out that witch hanging off the bow.

My bow was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool.
Makes bow making easy and fast. No fumbling
Order yours today



Here is a closer view of those embellishments I dug up.

That spider web (Impression Obsession) - I stamped it then embossed with white EP


I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. 
Hope you will link a project in the Craft-Dee BowZ monthly challenge, already underway. 
Don’t forget the theme every month is always Anything Goes with a Handmade bow.  

Also on each Tuesday of the month, a different designer posts on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to inspire you! Stop by there next Tuesday for more inspiration.


I am submitting my card in the following challenges:



Thanks so much for stopping by today and I’ll see you soon!










Friday, September 1, 2017

Reindeer Globe

Hello Everyone,

Do you believe it, its the beginning of a new month. 
It's September 1 and there's a new challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ

The theme is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
The challenge will be open til Midnight September 29. 
The sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps
Challenge winner will receive 4 Bugaboo digital images

Let me share with you my creation. 
I used a digital image from Bugaboo -  Reindeer Globe


I used some holographic paper on the globe base 
and the large snowflake behind the bow and the globe.
I also added punched white snowflakes. 

The bow I made is a triple loop bow 
and I added a snowflake brad  on the knot in the center.
You can see some of that holographic paper I used on the large snowflake under the bow.
And holographic paper is a devil to photograph - So sorry.

To make my bow,
I used my Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker tool 
because it makes it so easy to make a bow.
 You can order one here

By The Way - If you haven't visited Craft-Dee BowZ yet, 
you might want to go over and take a peek, 
you'll find more inspiration from the other DT members.

Well are you getting in the mode to make Christmas cards?
I am seeing more and more Christmas cards on other blogs, challenges and Pinterest.
I hope you get some inspiration from my card today

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:



Thanks for stopping by today and I will be back next Tuesday for another CDB post. Hope to see you then.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

This Rose is for You

Hi Everyone
Even though it's the last Tuesday of the month and I am popping in with another inspiration card to delight your crafting senses.  LOL

Just a reminder,  Friday is September 1, and that means that Craft-Dee BowZ will be starting the next monthly challenge.

Please stop by then to check out the winners of the current challenge and to see the inspiration projects made by our talented designers for you for September.

OK let me share my card for August.



I started with a 6"X6" card base. Next I added a pink holographic piece cut to 5 3/4" X 5 3/4" and layered that on top of the card base.

Next I cut a pink piece 5 1/2" X 5 1/2". I added a punched area on the left using a Martha Stewart using a Punch all over the Page. I added another border on the right, using a white CS strip and using that same punch. I attached my bow thru some of the lattice openings on the left side.



I have been playing around with my Mini Minc Machine and I had this cool Rose w/ leaves outline. Well I couldn't get it to foil. But I have a pen that has liquid toner in it so I covered the rose and the leaves using that, added the pink foil to the rose and the green foil to the leaves and ran it thru the Minc and it worked great.

Next I added pink CS to the back of the rose and some green CS to the back of the leaves and popped it up on the front of the card.

Last but not least I made some handmade flowers for the bottom right corner area and used 2 leaf punches to add the greenery to my handmade flowers.

Thanks for stopping in today. You still have a day or so to enter the August Challenge, you could be the winner!!

Otherwise I hope you will be back Friday to see what's up for September.

I am submitting this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing you again on Friday.



Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cat Lover

Hello Bloggers, 

Today is the beginning of challenge #64 at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

I am a cat lover from the word go. Have had cats in my life since I was around 3. So when I saw this cute image over at Peppercus, I knew I just had to use it on my project. This design is called Cat with Flower Vase #E0027.

Recently I saw a few cards in the step card design and since I have a few different dies that cut step cards, I thought I'd use that as my card shape. This one is a tall center step card and I love it because it fits in a 4 1/4" X  5 1/2" envie.




On the center and the side portions of this card, I used some of my  Gelli Plate papers for those spots. On that bottom section of the card front, 
I used glitter paper that is a color that went with my Gelli Plate papers.flower stems in the water.
How cool is that!!
Made my own yellow flowers and placed then on the sides of the card. 

Used a cat embellishment that was perfect for the card front.
Added a pink butterfly to the bouquet. 
I also colored the vase to show a bluish water and I just drew some flower stems in the water.


SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Digi image - Peppercus - Cat with Flower Vase
Paper/Card Stock
:White CS, (My own Gelli Plate Papers)
Ink: Memento - Black Marker
Dies Used: Accu-cut  - A-2 Card Step, Spellbinders Circle Die
Accessories: Elizabeth Crafts - Glitter Dots, 
dimensional foam, Cat Embellishments, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- various colors

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project. Hope you will link a project in the monthly challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Don’t forget the theme every month is always Anything Goes.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I will be back soon!



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Liliana Fairy

Hello Bloggers,
Welcome to August 1. Time for a new challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ. The theme is always the same - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow. Hope you can join in the fun, you have about a month to get a project designed and submitted. We'd all love to see your creation.

Well,summer is about half over. So since summer will be coming to an end soon, I decided to use a cute fairy image from Cute As A Button. It makes me think of a pond that I used to visit when I was in my early teens. It was close to my house, I would walk down to it. I would see turtle heads bobbing up and down sunning themselves floating so close to the top of the water, I could see the shell of those turtles. Also the dragonflies would fly by and skim the water's surface. I can just envision this fairy floating by as well.

This fairy is named Liliana Fairy and I thought you'd enjoy seeing her. She is from the Cute As A Button collection of digital images. And they are the sponsor at Craft-Dee BowZ this month.  Stop by their shop and check out all their great selection of digi's.




This cutie is sitting in her leaf boat paddling thru the water.

I used colored pencils and gamsol to color the image. Next I added some glitter to give the water some additional interest. And those flower embellishments were the perfect accent to the oval.

The squares are from a Punch Around the Page punch. I punched a straight line of them and then trimmed them into single squares.

My bow, it's made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool and I used some sheer ribbon, my favorite type. Makes a great bow and shapes really well.



Here is the tools that makes bow making easy for me. 
You can order yours on the left sidebar over at the Craft-Dee BowZ blog. 

SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Digital - Cute As A Button - Liliana Fairy
Paper/Card Stock
: Teal CS, White CS, DP
Ink: Distress Oxide (on the flowers)
Dies/Punches   Used: Dies- Spellbinders Ovals - Grands/ Punches - Martha Stewart Punch All Over the Page - Country Tile Pattern
Accessories
Ribbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Glitter, Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Quickie Glue Pen, Glitter

I am submitting this card in the following challenges:


Hope I have inspired you! Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope to see you soon!


Saturday, July 15, 2017

A Friend is someone

Hello Blog Friends

I am so surprised it's already mid-summer (as always, the time is slipping by). The flowers are blooming and it's been really warm in my area.

And in this heat, the weeds are growing, too. You know, when it's snowing, those darned weeds still grow at least in my yard they do. What a battle they pose. I guess it could be worse, we could have no flowers or any vegetation at all. OK, that might be called the desert and I'm not sure I would like that. LOL

Well since we're talking about flowers, I thought I'd share with you a card I made for Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends. Their newest challenge (challenge #62) starts today and will go on til Fri, July 14. You have plenty of time to submit an entry and the theme is always Anything Goes. And the sponsor for the challenge is Bugaboo.

Here is my card

Love this sentiment and the doodled flowers are so pretty

This image was so much fun to color 
and I decided to pop those larger blooms up just to add some dimension.



 The DP behind the image is really a piece of my Gelli Plate artwork. I made a bunch of these a while back and have them ready when the right project needs a background. I have loads in all color combos just waiting for the perfect project.

My bow is a simple bow - loops that are stair-stepped and a piece of ribbon wrapping around the center, for the knot. I used grosgrain and it was perfect for this card.
 Grosgrain usually is too thick to make a traditional bow,
but it worked great for this type of a bow on my card. 
I wanted a skinny bow on the side of the card and thought this ribbon as the perfect size.

SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  digital - Bugaboo - Friend Flower Doodles
Paper/Card Stock
: Light Blue CS, White CS
Ink: None
AccessoriesRibbon, Dimensional foam, Spectrum Noir - Various Colors, My handmade Gelli Plate papers from my stash, Craft-Dee BowZ tool


I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

I hope you liked my project. Don't forget to link a project in the current challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. And the theme is always Anything Goes. Thanks so much for stopping by today and I’ll see you soon!